Everyone LOVES tool totes. They are incredibly versatile, look so vintagy awesome and they come in all shapes and sizes to suit any decor.
While the vintage varieties are indeed findable, it isn’t always easy to find exactly what you’re after. And they can be expensive.
So, let’s make one!
~ Let’s build ~ a tool tote! ~
Part 1 – inspiration
Part 2 – how to build one
Part 3 – Fri June 4 link party to celebrate your new creation!
A gorgeous weathered white washed tote is perfectly charming as a centerpiece.
Here’s the same design with a longer length. What a fabulous way to organize a desktop! The distressed white finish is equally wonderful.
Here’s a non antiqued look with removable slots. Brilliant idea!
No reason a tool tote can’t be square. Note how high the hande is on this one? Perfect for tall plants or flowers.
And here’s a cutie all dressed up in the most primitive of ways and is a fine example of using a branch as a handle.
Did you catch this dreamy little unusual number on SNS over the weekend? That handle placement is pretty cool.
Shannon, make sure your non junkin’ hubby sees how we’re all drooling over your fab finds here! 🙂
And here’s one I played with. I literally dumped old rusty tools out of this one (sorry Gord!) and plunked it onto my friend’s dining room table when I went to stage for them one day. I love how shallow it is and how the color only hits the end pieces. Truly authentic and unique.
As you can see, tool totes can really be anything YOU desire.
~ Homework ~
Walk around your home or yard and dream up where you could use a tool tote of your own. This will help guide you on what size/height to make it.
Here are some ideas that may help inspire you..
- office supplies
- craft storage
- pen/paper storage beside the phone
- crayons for the kids
- centerpiece for flowers or candles
- TV remote storage
- plants for outdoors or indoors
~ next ~
Supply list and tutorial is up tomorrow.
Link party – Fri June 4 on SNS
As well as our special builder guest who’s going to help us build. 🙂
Spread the word! We’re havin’ a workshop!
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So, who’s in? Wanna come out and play?